OLYMPIA — The Internal Revenue Service released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with 159 million individuals receiving payments worth more than $266 billion. In Washington, there were 3,583,268 Economic Impact Payments issued with a total value of $6,038,512,396.
“We continue to work to deliver stimulus payments to Americans who are entitled to them in record time,” said IRS Spokesperson David Tucker II. “People with questions about the payments are encouraged to visit irs.gov for the latest information, FAQs and updates from the IRS.”
Recipients of the payments include people who do not typically file a tax return. Payments are automatic for people who filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019, receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Railroad Retirement benefits, as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Veterans Affairs beneficiaries who didn’t file a tax return in the last two years.
For those who don’t receive federal benefits and didn’t have a filing obligation in 2018 or 2019, the IRS continues to encourage them to visit the Non-Filer tool at irs.gov so they can quickly register for Economic Impact Payments. People can continue to receive their payment throughout the year.
Economic Impact Payments, totals for Washington State
- Total Number of EIP Payments: 3,583,268
- Total Amount of EIP Payments: $6,038,512,396
Economic Impact Payment help available on IRS.gov
IRS.gov has a variety of tools and resources available to help individuals and businesses navigate Economic Impact Payments and get the information they need about EIP and other CARES Act provisions.
Economic Impact Payment FAQs: The IRS is seeing a variety of questions about Economic Impact Payments, ranging from eligibility to timing. These FAQs provide an overview and are updated frequently. Taxpayers should check the FAQs often for the latest additions; many common questions are answered on IRS.gov already, and more are being developed.